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certainly entertaining and hopefully helpful we strive to cover the topics at the heart of the Linux gamer. From Proton to Vulkan, from Linux native to voiding the warranty. We discuss news and updates from the Linux community, our gaming habits and wanderings along with reviewing a game each week.

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certainly entertaining and hopefully helpful we strive to cover the topics at the heart of the Linux gamer. From Proton to Vulkan, from Linux native to voiding the warranty. We discuss news and updates from the Linux community, our gaming habits and wanderings along with reviewing a game each week.

    Episode 47: Keyboards, Cooling Woes, and VR

    Episode 47: Keyboards, Cooling Woes, and VR

    Welcome back to Crowbar Kernel Panic, where we delve deep into the tech trenches and emerge with the latest insights! 🚀 In this episode, join us as we navigate the thrilling world of keyboards, liquid cooling woes, and the fascinating frontier of virtual reality. Tune in for an exploration of the practicalities and potentials of VR for both gaming and remote work, alongside a dive into the intricacies of Apple's Vision Pro.


    🎮 Tech Talk Highlights:


    ⌨️ Keyboard Obsession: Are you as obsessed with keyboards as we are? Join our discussion as we share our favorite mechanical wonders and delve into the world of customizable keycaps and switches.
    💧 Liquid Cooling Mishaps: From faulty pumps to unexpected rebuilds, we share our harrowing tales of liquid cooling gone awry. Brace yourselves for a rollercoaster ride through the highs and lows of PC maintenance!
    🕶️ VR Realities: Is virtual reality the future of gaming and remote work, or just a passing trend? Join us as we debate the practicalities and advancements needed to make VR a seamless part of our digital lives.
    🍏 Apple's Vision Pro: What's the deal with Apple's latest creation? Dive into the specs, features, and potential of the Vision Pro as we dissect Apple's latest offering in the tech realm.
    📢 Join the Discussion:
    Don't miss out on the conversation! Like, comment, and share your thoughts on keyboards, liquid cooling, VR, and more. What's your take on the future of virtual reality? Let's dive deep into the digital frontier together!


    🚀 Stay Connected:
    YouTube: https://youtu.be/Slp0XmflSf4
    Send us an email at CrowbarKernelPanic@pm.me
    Join us on Discord. https://discord.gg/Nx6HgaAuZ3


    Music from this episode
    "Bit Quest" and "Basic Implosion" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 46: Unveiling the Steam Deck OLED

    Episode 46: Unveiling the Steam Deck OLED

    LinuxGaming #SteamDeck #GamingTech #LinuxPodcast

    Welcome to another riveting episode of Crowbar Kernel Panic, the premier podcast at the crossroads of Linux and gaming. In Episode 46, we're delving into the exciting world of the Steam Deck OLED. This episode is pre-recorded and will be available on YouTube, iTunes, and your favorite podcast apps. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and comment to support the show! Your engagement means the world to us.



    Send us an email at CrowbarKernelPanic@pm.me
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    Featured Topic: Steam Deck OLED


    Explore Valve's latest creation, the Steam Deck OLED, on their official page: Steam Deck OLED.
    We'll break down the specs of the new Steam Deck, comparing it to the original model and its competitors.
    Dive into the critical question: Which Steam Deck should you buy, and how does it stack up in the gaming device landscape?
    Discover the implications of the Steam Deck OLED for the future of gaming and portable gaming devices.
    Join us as we unravel the mysteries of the Steam Deck OLED, providing insights, comparisons, and recommendations to help you navigate the ever-evolving world of Linux and gaming.


    Tune in, subscribe, and get ready for an episode packed with gaming tech discussions that will keep you at the edge of your seat!


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    • 50 min
    Episode 45: Automation Dreams and Tech News

    Episode 45: Automation Dreams and Tech News

    Welcome to Crowbar Kernel Panic, the Podcast at the intersection of Linux and Gaming! In this pre-recorded episode, we're diving into the latest tech news and discussing what we'd automate if we could. Whether you're listening on YouTube, iTunes, or your favorite podcast app, don't forget to like, subscribe, and comment to show your support.


    Join the conversation by sending us an email at CrowbarKernelPanic@pm.me, or connect with us on Discord: https://discord.gg/Nx6HgaAuZ3.


    In the News:



    John Riccitiello's retirement from Unity (https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2023/10/unity-ceo-john-riccitiello-is-retiring-effective-immediately/)
    Nvidia GPU rumors and CES expectations (https://www.techspot.com/news/100743-nvidia-could-launch-rtx-4000-super-cards-ces.html)
    A staggering 61 TB Steam Deck mod (https://www.techspot.com/news/100716-extreme-modding-project-adds-61-tb-ssd-valve.html)


    What Would You Automate If You Could?



    Bo explores the possibility of wireless charging for cars and more (https://witricity.com/)
    Josh dreams of automating shopping, lawn care, and long car trips (https://www.plantoeat.com/tour/automated-grocery-list-maker/)
    Discover robotic solutions for tasks like cleaning, organizing, mowing the lawn, and even gutter cleaning (https://www.popularmechanics.com/home/lawn-garden/a30460131/best-robot-lawn-mowers/)


    Tune in as we explore the possibilities of automation and discuss the latest tech trends. Don't miss this insightful episode of Crowbar Kernel Panic!

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 44: Unity's Pricing & What It Means for Game Developers

    Episode 44: Unity's Pricing & What It Means for Game Developers

    Welcome to another episode of Crowbar Kernel Panic, the podcast at the exciting intersection of Linux, Gaming, and Game Development. In Episode 44, we dive deep into the latest developments in the gaming industry, particularly focusing on Unity's recent pricing changes and what they mean for game developers like you.


    This episode is pre-recorded and available for your enjoyment on YouTube, iTunes, and various podcast apps. If you love what you hear, don't forget to like, subscribe, and leave your comments, whether you're tuning in on YouTube or your favorite podcast platform.


    Have thoughts, questions, or insights to share? Feel free to send us an email at CrowbarKernelPanic@pm.me or join our vibrant community on Discord at https://discord.gg/Nx6HgaAuZ3.


    In this episode, we discuss Unity's recent pricing and packaging updates, including the removal of the revenue limit for Unity Personal users, the introduction of runtime fees, and Unity Pro's new pricing structure. We explore the industry's shift toward shareholder focus and the importance of keeping game development tools like Unity as flexible learning and development aids, rather than becoming overly committed to any one engine.


    Join us for this insightful conversation that sheds light on the evolving landscape of game development. Whether you're a seasoned developer or just passionate about the gaming world, there's something in this episode for everyone.


    Thank you for tuning in to Crowbar Kernel Panic, where Linux, gaming, and game development collide. Stay connected for more thought-provoking discussions on our favorite topics!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 43: Is Linux good for gaming in 2023?

    Episode 43: Is Linux good for gaming in 2023?

    Welcome to another exciting episode of Crowbar Kernel Panic, the ultimate podcast at the crossroads of Linux and gaming! In this Episode 43, we're diving deep into the world of Linux and gaming, bringing you the latest news, tech updates, and gaming insights.


    Join us on this journey as we explore the dynamic landscape of the Linux gaming community. Remember, this episode is pre-recorded and will be available on YouTube, iTunes, and your favorite podcast apps. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and comment to support the show. Your feedback means the world to us!


    Have questions or suggestions? Reach out to us at CrowbarKernelPanic@pm.me or join our vibrant community on Discord at Discord Invite Link.


    News Highlights:



    Plasma 6 is on the horizon, and we'll reveal its expected release date in February 2024. Plus, discover why it's making waves in the Linux community.


    https://pointieststick.com/2023/09/06/september-plasma-6-update/

    Get the lowdown on Gnome 45 and how it's shaking up the world of extensions. We explore the latest developments and what it means for Gnome enthusiasts.


    https://blogs.gnome.org/shell-dev/2023/09/02/extensions-in-gnome-45/

    Ubuntu's app store is in the spotlight, but it's leaving some users in the dark regarding support for flatpak or deb. We'll break down the details.


    https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2023/09/ubuntu-app-center-app-arrives

    Linux 6.6 introduces crucial HID support for older hardware. Dive into the enhancements and discover how they might breathe new life into your devices.


    https://www.phoronix.com/news/Linux-6.6-HID
    https://www.phoronix.com/news/Linux-6.6-Input

    We'll take a look at the exciting world of Half-Life 2 RTX and what it means for gamers and the future of gaming graphics.


    https://www.hl2rtx.com/



    Tech and Gaming Exploration:



    Delve into the realm of Virtual Reality as we experiment with ALVR and SideQuest. Learn how these tools can enhance your VR experience and open up a world of possibilities.


    https://github.com/alvr-org/ALVR

    Explore Moss, a captivating VR game on Steam that's sure to pique your interest.


    https://store.steampowered.com/app/846470/Moss/

    Explore the fascinating world of Crosscode, a game that has caught our attention. We'll share our initial impressions and what makes this gaming experience stand out.


    https://store.steampowered.com/app/368340/CrossCode/

    Get the scoop on the latest Proxmox updates, including a Windows 11 VM with 16 cores and 16GB of RAM. Find out how we tackled RDP challenges and the performance of Adobe Premiere. Plus, discover essential tools like Remmina and RustDesk for your virtual machine setup.
    Uncover our strategies for backing up your VMs and ensuring the safety of your virtual environments.


    Tune in to Crowbar Kernel Panic for a riveting journey through the Linux and gaming universe. Whether you're a Linux aficionado, a gaming enthusiast, or simply curious about the intersection of technology and entertainment, we've got something for you.


    Join the conversation, and let's unravel the mysteries of Linux and gaming together!


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    Music from this episode
    "Bit Quest" and "Basic Implosion" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 42: LTT Drama and more

    Episode 42: LTT Drama and more

    🔥 Join us as we dissect the gripping tale of Linuxs Media Group's controversy, ignited by a video from Gamer's Nexus. But wait, that's just the beginning!


    🎮 Level up your gaming world with exclusive news: Valve's move of offering refurbished Steam Decks at unbeatable discounted rates! 💸 And that's not all – discover how ProtonDB's feature now lets you effortlessly filter between PC and the game-changing Steam Deck.


    🖥️ Hold onto your seats as we unveil a home project update. It's all about crafting the ultimate Proxmox server build tailored for seamless video editing, complete with VGA passthrough wizardry. 🎬


    Ready to be entertained, informed, and inspired? Hit that play button now and get hooked on the latest episode that's not just talk, but a rollercoaster ride through the hottest trends and tech! 🎉🔗
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    Gamer’s Nexus and LTT conflict - https://www.theverge.com/2023/8/16/23...
    https://youtu.be/FGW3TPytTjc
    https://youtu.be/X3byz3txpso
    https://youtu.be/0cTpTMl8kFY


    Valve selling refurb Steam Decks - https://store.steampowered.com/sale/s...
    ProtonDB Now allows filtering between PC and Steam Deck - https://www.protondb.com/explore
    Discord.io out of business after data breach - https://discord.io/
    LVM vs ZFS - https://history-computer.com/lvm-vs-zfs/
    Proxmox helper scripts - https://tteck.github.io/Proxmox/


    Send us an email at CrowbarKernelPanic@pm.me
    Join us on Discord. https://discord.gg/Nx6HgaAuZ3


    Music from this episode
    "Bit Quest" and "Basic Implosion" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

    • 1 hr 11 min

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